A note on screen resolution, and what it really means in terms of what can be displayed:
- The ARNAV ICDS 2000 screen has the CAPABILITY to display 640 x 480 pixels (don’t know how many colors). It is not being driven that way – I don’t know what the software actually supports, but it seems like much less.
- The Avidyne FlightMax series (450, 640, 750) supports 320 x 234 pixels x 65,536 colors according to their brochure.
Although the Avidyne supports much lower pixel resolution than the potential resolution of the ARNAV unit, it manages to display sectional charts, etc., with stunning clarity judging by the pics in their brochure.
It would seem that if ARNAV decides to display more, in more detail, they could do so very successfully.